For those looking, my biography is available at: parker-bio-2018_01_29.
Our book Platform Revolution has sold about 130,000 copies worldwide. Interestingly, half or more of these have occurred in the second year since publication in 2016, suggesting that there is enduring interest in the topic.
I am a professor of engineering at the Thayer School of Dartmouth College where I also serve as director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. Prior to joining Dartmouth, I was a professor of management science at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and served as Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. I teach courses in business platform strategy and data analytics.
I spend summers in Boston as a visiting scholar and fellow at the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy where I also co-chair the annual MIT Platform Summit and the annual BU Platform Research Symposium. I am a member of the GE Africa Learning Advisory Board whose goal is to improve technical workforce education on the African Continent. I speak frequently at academic conferences and industry events and advise senior leaders in government and industry on their platform strategies.
My research explores the economics of and strategy of platform markets and two-sided markets. I am also interested in distributed innovation. The research projects have been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (IIS-0338662, SES-0323227, SES-0925004) , the Department of Energy (DE-FC26-08NT01922), and multiple corporations including CISCO, Haier, International Post Corporation, Mass Mutual, Microsoft, PJM, SAP, and Thomson Reuters. I am serving or have served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, a Senior Editor for the journal Production and Operations Management, associate editor for the journal Management Science, and ad-hoc associate editor for MIS Quarterly and special issued editor of Information Systems Research.
I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.